Thursday, May 5, 2011

Using the Senses: Listen and Feel

I think we often take for granted the senses we are given, and our ability to experience life with them. Today I gained a new appreciation for two of them: the ability to hear and feel. For the first time, I heard my baby and for the first time, I felt my baby.

The only simple word to describe it all is amazing. The sound of this tiny little person's heartbeat brought tears to my eyes, and the feeling of his or her movements tickling my tummy sends shockwaves of joy throughput my body. I am taking full advantage of allowing myself to sit, relax and enjoy those little tickles...and I've been reliving the awesome sound of that tiny, rapid heartbeat all day. These are the experiences that are beginning to make this process so worth it. That little heartbeat and those little tickles are making the nausea, food aversions and crazed nights of insomnia a distant memory, and creating a new feeling of anxiousness as we await this little one's arrival.

This whole mommy thing is becoming a pretty awesome experience.

1 comment:

  1. You are so lucky! I have an anterior placenta (which means extra cushioning up front) so I am still waiting for the little one to give me a little tickle or a kick. Hearing the heartbeat is my favorite, now if only this little bugger would move ;)